So the Nokia Lumia 900 clearly stole the show last week with its low price tag, flashy colors, awesome AMOLED ClearBlack display and a whole lot of marketing. But there's another Windows Phone launching today on ATT, and it's worth a serious look too.
The HTC Titan II has a 4.7" Super LCD, LTE 4G and a crazy 16 megapixel camera. Like the original Titan, it's smaller than you might expect, and it's about the same weight as the Lumia 900. In fact, it's not much bigger than the 4.3" Nokia Lumia 900-- impressive engineering HTC. The phone is available today, though most AT&T corporate stores are closed, and it sells for $199 with contract.
In terms of specs, you've got the usual stuff for Windows Phone 7.5 Mango with the LTE refresh: a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S2 single core CPU, 16 gigs of storage, 800 x 480 resolution, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS with Bing Maps and navigation as well as AT&T Navigator, an FM radio and a front 1.3MP video chat camera that works with Tango and Skype Beta.
The Titan II has a very elegant design with curved glass at the bottom, pleasing soft touch finishes and a quality metal look (though there's plastic here too). It's not unique like the Lumia 900, but it's a great looking piece. It fits as easily in my hand as the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket thanks to tapered sides, but like all 4.3" and above smartphones, it's not friendly to small hands.
The Nokia Lumia 900 and HTC Titan II.
Call quality is good as is reception-- both are noteably improved from the first Titan. The 16MP camera with backside illuminated sensor takes absolutely brilliant photos, and there are a large number of scene settings to choose from, though Intelligent Auto usually does the trick.